from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large two-winged fly of the family Asilidæ (esp. Trupanea apivora) which feeds upon the honeybee. See Robber fly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of robber-fly, Trupanea apivora, a dipterous insect of the family Asilidœ, which attacks honey-bees on the wing and kills them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swift predatory fly having a strong body like a bee with the proboscis hardened for sucking juices of other insects captured on the wing
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